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Lakland 55-94 dlx holding value

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by aImperial, May 3, 2018.

  1. Keep it

    2 vote(s)
  2. Sell it

    0 vote(s)
  1. aImperial


    May 1, 2018
    ok guys i have a question. I have a Lakland 55-94 Deluxe sunburst made in 2005 by the serial. I bought it in 2008, i used to play a lot when i was younger so i thought i would pick it up again. The thing is that i just got it out and haven't played it since and now i think that's a lot of bass to keep stored.

    So the question is this; Should i sell the bass and get a cheaper one or should i hold to it and relearn on it? would it hold it's value over time?

    Thanks in advance for your input¡

    P.S. if you are curious, the bass is on the "Show your basses" thread here: The official "Show your basses" thread part 19!
  2. Basses don't hold their value very well, so it might not be a good idea to sell that one and get a cheaper one. What will the cheaper one do for you that your Lakland doesn't?
  3. Tinchi


    Apr 9, 2018
    just pm'd you
  4. Eilif

    Eilif Holding it down in K-Town. Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Assuming you didn't grossly oveepay, a USA Lakland bought used will hold its value very well.

    It will not, however appreciate faster than inflation, so if you're thinking of it as an investement, don't.

    If you want to start playing again, I'd use the Lakland. As long as you don't seriously damage it, it's not going to lose any value. Teachers recommend learning on the best instrument you can, and you're not going to do better by selling it and buying an inferior instrument.

    If you decide (or have decided) that bass isn't for you, then you can sell it with no regrets, but it sounds like you'd still like to play bass.

    One last thing I'd say is that after years in a case defintiely have it setup professionaly. You won't get the best out of a Lakland with a poor setup and you don't want to learn on a bass that fights you.
    Last edited: May 9, 2018
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  5. Tori2013


    Aug 28, 2015
    What would a cheaper bass do that your current Lakland won't?
    wmmj likes this.
  6. aImperial


    May 1, 2018
    Thanks for the advise, i've been seriously considering this. I think i might even buy another bass (been considering a mim fender precision) so i can have around and beat it without a care. I don't think i overpayed for this one, if i recall correctly 2800 dollars back in 2008 (in pesos so with dollar parity it holds it's value i think).

  7. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    You have a beautiful bass there. I'd keep it. And play it every day.
    aImperial likes this.
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